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Module "Empirical Environmental, Resource and Energy Economics" (075 015)
Block Seminar for students in the Master's program

About the seminar:
Ever since the energy crisis in the 1970s, environmental, resource, and energy economics has drawn increasing attention among researchers. This seminar will deal with several empirical methods to quantify the relationship between economic development and environmental quality.
Furthermore, it highlights the importance of both behavioral interventions and the rebound effect to reduce energy consumption and impacts on the climate.

For further information on the seminar, please refer to the following documents below:

  • requirements for the seminar (will follow)
  • list of topics (will follow)
  • evaluation criteria for the Seminar

This course is for master students only and requires some prior knowledge of economic theory and empirical methods. RUB students should have attended the lecture "Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung/ Empirical Economic Research".

The virtual introductory seminar has already taken place.


Infomaterial (PDF Download):

Requirements for the seminar
List of topics for the seminar
What you need to know about the term paper
Evaluation criteria for the seminar


We ask you to send an email to Viola Helmers by March 31st, 2023 to register. Please include information about your degree programme/ course of study in your email.

After that you will get further information about the course of the introductory seminar.

Seminar topics and papers will be assigned after the introductory session. Please familiarize yourself with the list beforehand.

Students from universities associated with Universitätsallianz Ruhr may be eligible to participate in our seminars. Please follow the information provided by the examinations office (prior registration with the examinations office is necessary).


Block Seminar


075 015




RWI, Essen
Block Seminar
10:00 Uhr

RWI Essen